At the point where reality and fiction meet there is a line. Sometimes it is blurred and you are not sure what is what, where is where, who is who or why. On the other hand, sometimes (though less often) the line is clearly marked and visible.
It is erev chag and erev shabbos. There is a ton of prep underway. In the kitchen - well, you know what goes on in our kitchen (and if you don't you OBVIOUSLY either don't know my family or you don't spend enough time at my house.) In the spiritual sense we are preparing ourselves to recieve the Torah and on the mental/emotional level, I guess we're doing what we do best - as people - just trying to live our lives. Hopefully to the best of our abilities and then some.
It is never enough to just 'go the disance' - you should always strive to go a little further.
See things through to the end and give things your 'all' - because you should take pride in what you make, create and set your hand to.
At least, that is how I feel.
Keep striving everybody.
Chag Sameach and Shabbat Shalom.